What’s happening at Beeston Rylands?



Thank You – this was made for staff but it is for you all

School will close for the Summer Holidays on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July will now be the INSET for the remainder of this academic year. It will reopen to all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September.

While school is closed if you have any concerns about a child’s welfare or safety please contact Trent Vale on 0115 9179224 or go directly to the Nottinghamshire MASH on 0300 500 8090 or 0300 456 4546 (out of hours)

Please send examples of your child’s home learning to their class teacher via email.

Teachers’ email addresses

Work for Home is now under the ‘Home Learning’ Tab

Beeston Rylands Junior School is a GOOD School

Download our 2019-20 Diary Dates

Download the latest Ofsted Report for Beeston Rylands Junior School 

This term the Lower School will have ‘The Rainforest’ as the theme for their learning and the Upper School will have ‘The Terrible Tudors’. I’m certain that these themes will engage all of the children and will give a clear direction to their learning allowing them to make good progress in all areas of the curriculum.

Last academic year the children all made very good progress with their reading, writing and maths and this is due to the fantastic support you give at home in encouraging your child to follow the Homework Policy. This, along with regular reading at home, allows the children to make the best possible progress. They also made very good progress with  all of the other curriculum areas studied in school.

We always focus on everyone in school being the best version of ourselves that they can possibly be. To do this we follow our School Rules, which are also known as the Rylands Way:-

The Rylands Way

  • Follow instructions with thought and care
  • Show good manners at all times
  • Care for everyone and everything

Our School Motto which underpins all of this work is ‘Excel, Enjoy, Be Proud’.

This term we will be focusing on the things we like about ourselves because everyone matters, is important and is loved. Everyone brings something to the world that no one else can.

The school is federated with Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School in order to provide a primary school experience for the children in our community. I will be working very closely with children, staff and governors to develop a continuum of education from 3-11 years; an education that encourages  every child to reach their potential both academically and socially while at the same time enjoying their learning. Additionally we have also joined the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance to enhance our professional development we offer to staff and extend the number of schools we are working with.

Download Trent Vale’s latest Ofsted report

Click here to go to Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School Website

School Improvement Priorities for 2020

Priority 1

Ensure that staff and pupil well-being has a high priority in school development planning and that the new guidance on sex and relationships education is successfully implemented.

Priority 2

To firmly embed the ongoing focus on improving the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so that differences between the achievement of these pupils and their peers are diminished further, particularly in writing but also reading and maths.

Consistently provide life experiences, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, to enhance their cultural capital and life chances

Priority 3

  • To further improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Make better use of the outdoor learning environment in the early years, so that it is equally effective in promoting pupils’ learning and development as the indoor provision.
  • Evaluate and develop the quality of Computing education

Priority 4

  • To further develop and secure the leadership of the schools
  • To federate the two schools so they have one governing body
  • To further develop subject leadership by developing a well-planned curriculum which supports children to build and apply their knowledge and skills within a structured and progressive framework. Ensure there is a progression of skills and knowledge for each subject

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Beeston Rylands Junior School